Building Risk Communication Skills
Better understand how people respond to risk and develop communications skills for discussing hazards in your community
This event is handicap accessible
- Recognize differing values and identify how and why people perceive and respond to risks the way they do.
- Apply social science and risk communication principles when responding to difficult questions.
- Respond to difficult questions with more confidence.
- Develop a risk communication strategy that incorporates social science and risk communication principles.
Stephanie Fauver, Meteorologist, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Getting Started with Your Risk Communication Strategy (Part 1)
- Participants begin to develop a strategy to meet their risk communication goals.
- Activity: Risk Communication Strategy Part 1 – Participants identify their biggest challenge, risk communication goal, and target audience
Why People Respond to Risk the Way They Do
- Participants learn how people perceive risk and why they respond the way they do.
Activity: Risk Communication Strategy Part 2: Understanding Your Audience
- Activity: Participants identify what they know and what they need to learn about their target audience.
Risk Communication Essentials Part 1
- Participants learn the essentials of good risk communication and see how these essentials can be applied to their communications.
Lunch - Provided
Risk Communication Essential Part 1: Group Activity
- Group Activity: Practice applying the risk communication essentials to a real-world scenario
Risk Communication Essentials Part 2
- Activity: Partner Practice – Apply new skills to a real-life situation.
Communicating about Risk in a Group Setting
- Participants learn how to apply risk communication tips and techniques in a group setting.
Risk Communication Strategy Part 3 – Connecting with Your Audience
- Activity: Risk Communication Strategy Part 3 – Connecting with your audience.
Apply Risk Communication to Your Real-World Situation
- Participants apply what they have learned and share ideas for engaging with their audience in real-life situations.
- Activity: Group Discussion – Apply new skills to your real-life situations.
Commitment, Evaluation, and Wrap-up
contact Annie Cox: acox at wellsnerr.org